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Technical Advisory Committee

The CHNEP Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides technical expertise and support to regional scientific research and restoration efforts. Its members are respected scientists from a variety of public and private entities. This committee provides input to CHNEP Management and Policy Committees, advising on technical decisions.

The next Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be held on April 11th, 2024, from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. The meeting location, agenda and supporting documents will be available prior to the meeting date. 

In-person CHNEP TAC meetings have resumed. If you are unable to attend in person or to arrange for an alternate do so, please email Nicole at or call (941) 833-6580.

Technical Advisory Committee Bylaws

2024 Meeting Dates:

  • April 11, 2024 (location TBD)

  • August 8, 2024

  • December 5, 2024


November 30th, 2023 TAC Meeting Materials:

Agenda Packet

Supporting documents related to Agenda Items:

Item 4   August 10th, 2023 TAC Minutes

Item 8  Dona Bay Hydrological Restoration Project Description

Item 10   Draft FEMA Funding Proposal

Resources and Presentations from the
November 30th, 2023 TAC Meeting:

Implementation of a research plan to guide decisions on place-based recreational fishery conservation in Charlotte Harbor, FL - Courtney Saari and Dave Blewett, Florida Wildlife Research Institute

FDEP SAV Statewide Restoration Program Announcement - Tom Reis, EcoSphere Restoration

Dona Bay Project Phase 6: Restoration and Monitoring - Brooke Langston, Sarasota County

Proposal to FEMA for Restoration Project Funds - Kevin Miller, U.S. Department of the Interior

Estimating the Nutrient and Carbon Storage Benefits of Restoring SAV - Dr. James Douglass, Florida Gulf Coast University

Condition Assessment of Past SWFWMD Restoration Projects - Mark Walton, Southwest Florida Water Management District

NOTE: All meetings are open to the public. Information about the meetings is posted on the corresponding Committee page at least a week in advance of the next meeting date.

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